This course takes place in Montreal at the small crag located on Île Sainte-Hélène. This spot is easily accessible by public transport. So if you live in Montreal, you don’t even have to own a car to do this course! If you prefer to go to the Laurentians, we offer a similar training at the Montagne d’Argent.

Do you already rock climb and want to set-up your top-ropes yourself? Or do you want to help your more experienced partners set up ropes? This complete course will teach you all of the fundamentals necessary to climb safely on your own. This is an ESSENTIAL course that will give you a solid foundation for outdoor climbing.

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COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Knowledge of equipment and rock climbing equipment standards
  • Advice for selecting equipment
  • Tying knots specific to rock climbing
  • Building the perfect anchor
  • Belaying techniques
  • Rappelling off bolts/trees
  • Security techniques at the top of a cliff
  • Gestures and communication

The TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course includes:

  • FQME and AGMA certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 20$ discount on the book Freedom of the Hills (value of 45$ – promo code: Freedom)

The TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course doesn’t includes:

  • FQME membership. Click here to join!
  • Your personal gear (see list in the equipments required section; you can do rental HERE)

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 3 / Maximum 6
  • Create a group of 4 people and 1 is free:
    • Enter the promo code below when registering to take advantage of your free offer: gratuitegroupede4

Minimum age

  • 15 years old

Requirements

  • Top-rope climbing in a climbing gym or on rock

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.
    • 20$ discount (value of 45$ – promo code Freedom)

Schedule for the weekend

Day 1 – 8 hours

  • 8:50 AM Reception at the crag
  • 9:00-9:30 AM: Assesment of participants’ knowledge (knots, belays and rappelling concepts)
  • 9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Practice and theory taught in workshops:
    • Rock climbing standards and presentation of the equipment used – review of equipment
    • Knots workshop (water knot, double fisherman’s, Prusik, etc.)
    • The perfect anchor (number of anchor points, equalized, redundancy)
    • Physics of potential falls
    • Self-belay at cliff edge (fixed rope, prusik, rappel, etc.)
    • Setting up an anchor on trees and bolts
    • Rappelling set-up and techniques
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • Less than 5 minutes, 20m of high difference and less than 100m of hike to reach the crag

Day 2 – 7 hours

  • 8:50 AM: Reception at the crag
  • 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM: Top-rope setup, climbing, rappelling and cleaning anchors
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Intro to self-rescue: escaping the belay
  • 3:30 AM- 4:00 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • Less than 5 minutes, 20m of high difference and less than 100m of hike to reach the crag

Dates:

  • Every weekend between mid-April and beginning of November
  • 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine).
    • contact us T. 514-802-0922 or operations@lalibertenordsud.com

Course cancellation due to weather conditions

The course could be cancelled  if the forecast calls for more than a 60% chance of precipitation and an accumulation of 1 mm or more hourly for the greater part of the day. The decision can be made the day prior to the activity at the latest. Please note that we rarely cancel this course completely due to weather conditions.

Additional information

duration
  1. Personal equipment to bring
  • Lunches and snacks
  • At least 2 L of water per day
  • Polar vest (depending on the season)
  • Windbreaker
  • Day backpack (30-40 L)
  • Tuque and gloves (depending on the season)
  • Change of clothes for the return trip
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Insect repellant
  • Swimsuit (depending on the season / swimming opportunity)

OPTIONAL personal equipment to bring (in our opinion, and for your safety, you should always have these items with you on your outdoor adventures):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Flashlight (frontal, if possible)
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

2. Rock climbing equipment to bring

Note: The list below is recommended in order to be independent

If you do not have all of these items, you can rent some by clicking HERE.

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • 1 self-belaying lanyard (Beal’s Dynaconnexion or equivalent)
  • 7 large locking carabiners
  • 2 runners (120 cm each)
  • 1 cord (6 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 cord (2 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 belay device (Reverso, ATC, etc.)

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.
  • We also sell climbing ropes; kinda of useful after a course!

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